Common Tendencies Among Amateur Pitchers

In this section we'll look at sample videos of amateur pitchers, highlighting some common tendencies to look out for.

Lack of Early Weight Shift & Timing (Raising The Arms Early)

Stiff and/or Passive with the Back Leg

Sinking/Collapsing Before Weight Shift

Opening/Unloading the Hips Early in the Stride

Lack of Lower-Half Unwind Into Foot Plant (Blocking Yourself Off)

Lack of Forward Trunk Tilt Into Ball Release (Too Upright)

Soft Landing Leg (Sinking into Landing)

Hips/Center Drifting Towards Home Plate (Loss of Power-Transfer)

Incomplete Weight Transfer (Getting Stuck on the Back Side) and/or Pulling Off/Spinning Out